We recently received this envelope etiquette question from a reader, and thought it would be the perfect topic to share…
Is it acceptable to use labels on wedding invitations? We want to use a calligraphy font on clear labels.
Unfortunately, wedding etiquette strictly forbids the use of labels for wedding invitations. Here’s why:
- Labels make your wedding invitations far less personal than they should be
- They usually ruin the look of your invitations
- Envelopes with labels are more likely to be thrown away (as if they are a fancy credit card application) than handwritten envelopes
- Your Grandma will never forgive you!
We know it can be tempting to try to opt for this time-saving measure, but we recommend that you hire a calligrapher, ask your bridesmaids to help or otherwise carve out the time to hand write addresses on your envelopes.
Would you give MJ the same advice? Leave us a comment and let us know!
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